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P. RHEI ANTIQUE APOTHECARY PHARMACIST BOTTLE

MEASURES ABOUT 200 mm HIGH WITH STOPPER

GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION - NO CHIPS NO CRACKS

Pulvis Rhei Compositus. U. S., Br. Compound Powder of Rhubarb. Pulv. Rhei Co.
Botanical name:
Rheum officinale
Rheum palmatum
Rheum tanguticum
Zingiber officinale

Related entry: Rhubarb - Ginger

Magnesia and Rhubarb, Gregory's Powder; Poudre de Rhubarbe composee, Fr.; Pulvis Magnesise cum Rheo, P. G.; Kinderpulver, Pulvis Infantum, s. P. Antacidus, G.

"Rhubarb, in No. 60 powder, twenty-five grammes [or 386 grains]; Magnesium Oxide, sixty-five grammes [or 2 ounces av., 128 grains]; Jamaica Ginger, in No. 60 powder, ten grammes [or 154 grains], to make one hundred grammes [or 3 ounces av., 231 grains]. Rub the rhubarb and ginger together, then gradually add the magnesium oxide and continue the trituration until they are thoroughly mixed, then pass through a No. 60 sieve." U. S.

"Rhubarb Root, in powder, 22 grammes; Light Magnesia, 66 grammes; Ginger, in powder, 12 grammes. Mix." Br.

Properties.—"A pinkish-white, mobile powder, becoming darker on exposure to moisture; when examined under the microscope it exhibits flue particles of magnesium oxide, numerous starch grains and characteristic fragments of vegetable tissues; starch grains of ginger, more or less elliptical or ovoid, frequently with a prominent beak, from 0.005 to 0.06 mm. in diameter; starch grains of rhubarb, single or compound, either

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